Typically clad in leopard print and accompanied by amazing friends, I usually have successful brunches, lunches and dinners. My first choice for brunch is almost always Westport Cafe and Bar and if you ask me, they have the best blue point oysters in Kansas City. Not to mention that whenever you order off of the brunch menu you receive a complementary Bloody Mary, mimosa, or Bellini with your meal. There’s something about that place that totally warms my heart.

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Westport Cafe and Bar // Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

My next move is to further indulge in French inspired food and drink at the adorable Ça Va (also located in Westport). Go for Sunday brunch and there’s a full mimosa bar and extensive champagne menu. However, I cannot stop myself from snacking on their delightful french fries… Especially after I’ve had a couple of drinks.


Top: American Apparel // Accessories: Forever 21

 Sometimes the best way to spend a Sunday is doing things you love, with people you love, wearing what you love. Restaurant week is around the corner and I felt it necessary to pay my respects to these restaurants, but I can’t forget my most favorite place of all, Port Fonda. From the service to the Mezcal, it doesn’t get any better.


After you’re finished at Port Fonda, stop into Westport Cafe & Bar or Ça Va for a second meal, second drink, second snack or second date. They’re all about a five second walk away from each other.

A few months ago I was the featured fashion + lifestyle blogger for the Bread and Butter Concepts Instagram Influencers Lunch (#BBCKCIG) at Urban Table.


Being in a space where people understood AND shared my passions totally woke my brain cells up! I’ve been mocked for being the “blog girl,” instagramming my lunch before digging in, making sure each article of clothing was just right before taking a pic of my outfit, researching which hashtags worked best. You name it. I’ve been labeled a “shallow” human all because I’ve been passionate about sharing my experiences, advice, ideas, struggles, love, light and creativity with others. This lunch was a blast and a reminder to always go where I’m celebrated and surrounded by like-minded people.


Sweater: Madewell // Jeans: Madewell Perfect Summer Jeans // Boots: Target

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None of these vibes would be half as great without some style. Faux fur, patterned coats and chunky sweaters are as essential to brunch as a glass of champagne.

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Jackets (from left): Addie Rose Boutique, J.Crew // Clutch: Nordstrom // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

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Glasses: Warby Parker

Simple style, yummy food and great friends. A method to my madness and an excellent way to spend time enjoying Kansas City.


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The Style Operandi is a website dedicated to exploring fashion patterns, ways of behaving, writing and performing that send a unique message, illustrate a lifestyle and define originality. Created by Kinsey Cates in 2015, The Style Operandi celebrates art, fashion, wellness and authenticity.


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